Q. 2) (See re-interment question above, of a father buried in another city and being moved to Toronto.)
So they basically wanted to know:
(a) Does there have to be a shomer after the body is exhumed in F. until it is reintered here in Toronto?
(b) Is the reburial done just as a normal burial would be in terms of all the prayers, etc?
Thank you
A. Shulchan Aruch (Y.D. 403: 9-10) indeed maintains that proper shemira and honorable handling and transportation should be given to those remains.
Shiva is limited in re-interment cases to one single but complete day. We don’t rule that part of the day counts as the whole day, as we do at the last day of a shiva. Keria or rending of the clothing is necessary as in the original burial (ibid. 403: 1).
There are different traditions in regard to if and which Tehilim should be recited and if any praises should be said at the re-interment act. The common minhag is that the Avelim are not required to attend the removal and re-interment of the remains.
Rabbi A. Bartfeld as revised by Horav Shlomo Miller Shlit’a